Graphium thule is a butterfly from . The first description was in 1865 by Wallace. The wingspan is about 7 – 8 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The basic colour of Graphium thule is dark-brown or black. Many white spots and stripes dominate the wings.
Photos for easy identification
The fore wings are dark-brown or black. Many white spots and stripes dominate the wing.
The underside of Graphium thule is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The hind wings of Graphium thule are dark-brown or black. The edge is wavy. In the middle of the wing there is a white area with black veins. At the outer edge there is a chain of white spots.
The underside is very similar to the upside. But, the basic colour is brown.
The body (abdomen) is black. The thorax and the head are black. The underside of the abdomen is white.
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Graphium thule is a butterfly from the Australasia / Indomalaya (Australia) ecozone. You can observe this butterfly in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
- Aquifoliacene ilex
The first description of this butterfly was in 1865 by Wallace. There are no subspecies.
Protection provisions / Red List
- CITES: (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora):
- EU regulation on trading with species of wild Fauna and Flora
- IUCN Red List of threatened species:
Similar and closely-related species
Graphium thule Wallace 1865
Classification / Taxonomy / Family tree
- Kingdom: ANIMALIA
- Phylum: ARTHROPODA
- Class: INSECTA
- Order: LEPIDOPTERA
- Suborder: DITRYSIA
- Superfamily: PAPILIONOIDEA
- Family: PAPILIONIDAE
- Subfamilie: PAPILIONINAE
- Tribe: LEPTOCIRCINI
- Genus: GRAPHIUM
- Specific name: THULE